Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?

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Engage young historians in learning about America's sixteenth president with this fun Reader's Theater script. The second play in this series puts a modern spin on learning about history, involving a game show where three contestants try to prove that they are the real President Lincoln by answering a series of questions about his life and his achievements. Note that the play includes both fact and fiction about Abraham Lincoln, so be sure to clarify after the play which statements were true and which were false. Use this resource to add a new perspective to a social studies unit on the Civil War or a study of American presidents.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Script includes speaking roles for 11 different students
  • Includes questions for guiding a class discussion following the play
  • Additional activities are provided for extending learning about Abraham Lincoln
Cons

  • Assumes children have prior knowledge about Abraham Lincoln
  • Supplemental instruction may be needed to teach children how to read with expression